Match Previews

Match Preview: Norwich City v Bristol City

Midweek football returns to Carrow Road on Wednesday (6pm KO) as Norwich City host Bristol City in the Sky Bet Championship.

Our Match Preview looks at how the Robins have performed this season, the officials in charge of the match and how you can follow the action live.

The opposition

It’s been a mostly positive season so far for Bristol City, who sit ninth in the league with 11 wins, three draws and nine defeats ahead of this fixture, putting them six points behind AFC Bournemouth in third.

Recent form has been promising for Dean Holden’s side too. Following consecutive defeats to Rotherham United, Millwall and Preston North End, Bristol City beat Wycombe Wanderers and lost to Luton Town before knocking Portsmouth out of the FA Cup and winning at home to Preston.

Famara Diedhiou has scored in three of the last four fixtures.

Last time we met, an impressive first half from Norwich saw the Canaries win 3-1 at Ashton Gate thanks to goals from Teemu Pukki and Emi Buendia.

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Head-to-head

In the 73 meetings between Norwich and Bristol City since 1909, there have been 35 Norwich wins, 20 Bristol City wins and 18 draws.

Last time they came to Carrow Road, Bristol City twice took the lead but lost 3-2 as Ben Godfrey and Kenny McLean got on the scoresheet to continue the Championship title challenge.

Ref watch

James Linington has been appointed to take charge of Wednesday’s game, Lee Venamore and Robert Hyde his assistants and Charles Breakspear the fourth official.

Linington last saw over a Norwich game for our 1-0 defeat at AFC Bournemouth in September, McLean and Diego Rico going into the book that day.

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How to follow

Wednesday's match is available for season ticket holders to watch for free on iFollow.

Providing season ticket holders have updated their email address with the club and created an iFollow account with the same details, the match will be made available for free here on Wednesday.

For non-season ticket holders, the game is being shown live on Sky Sports Main Event, the programme beginning at 5.30pm.

Because the match has been selected for broadcast by Sky Sports in the UK, no match passes are being sold for this fixture. It's also not able to be viewed as part of any existing international passes or subscriptions.

However, audio passes for the game provide commentary from BBC Radio Norfolk and remain available to purchase here.

Otherwise, Norwich City's website and social channels on TwitterFacebook and Instagram will provide regular updates.

To learn more about the variety of passes on offer to supporters this season, click here. If you have any questions around our iFollow service, please check out answers to some FAQs here. Alternatively, please email ifollow@efl.com.

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